DIRECTING CREDITS

Melanie has directed several high school main stage productions and competition pieces, including The Audition by Don Zolidis, Beauty and the Beast, The Wedding Singer, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins, Chicago, Spring Awakening , Violet the Musical, Gypsy, 13 the Musical, Little Mermaid, Crazy for You and High School Musical

 

Regional Recognition for these productions include: 

*Outstanding Musical Production: The Wedding Singer, Bucks County Playhouse Student Theater Festival

*2nd place Best of Fest Award: Mary Poppins, Bucks County Playhouse Best of Fest Competition

*Outstanding Ensemble: Legally Blonde, Bucks County Playhouse Student Theater Festival

*Outstanding Ensemble: Mary Poppins, Bucks County Playhouse Student Theater Festival

*Outstanding Ensemble Vocals: High School Musical, Bucks County Playhouse Student Theater Festival

*Outstanding Female Vocalist: Spotlight Solo, Bucks County Playhouse Student Theater Festival

*Outstanding Creative Spirit: 2021 Lyceum Studio Troupe

*Outstanding Direction: Violet the Musical, South Jersey Student Theater Festival

*Outstanding Featured Dancer: Chicago, South Jersey Student Theater Festival

*Nomination for Outstanding Lighting Achievement: Legally Blonde, Papermill Playhouse Rising Star Awards

*Nomination for Outstanding Featured Ensemble: Legally Blonde, Papermill Playhouse Rising Star Awards

*Nomination for Outstanding Lighting Achievement: Mary Poppins, Papermill Playhouse Rising Star Awards

*Honorable Mention for Outstanding Hair and Makeup Achievement: The Wedding Singer, Papermill Playhouse Rising Star Awards

*Honorable Mention for Outstanding Choreography: Legally Blonde, Papermill Playhouse Rising Star Awards

*Outstanding Lead Actress: The Wedding Singer, Bucks County Playhouse Student Theater Festival

*Outstanding Lead Actor: The Wedding Singer, Bucks County Playhouse Student Theater Festival

*Outstanding Lead Actress: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Bucks County Playhouse Student Theater Festival

*Outstanding Lead Actress: Violet the Musical, Bucks County Playhouse Student Theater Festival

*Outstanding Lead Actress: Violet the Musical, South Jersey Student Theater Festival

*Outstanding Lead Actor: Violet the Musical, South Jersey Student Theater Festival​

*Outstanding Lead Actor: Violet the Musical, Bucks County Playhouse Student Theater Festival

*Outstanding Lead Actress: Spring Awakening, Bucks County Playhouse Student Theater Festival

*Outstanding Musical Production: 13 the Musical, Bucks County Playhouse Student Theater Festival

*Outstanding Ensemble: 13 the Musical, Bucks County Playhouse Student Theater Festival

*Outstanding Choreography: Melanie Anderson, South Jersey Student Theater Festival

*Outstanding Male Vocalist: 13 the Musical, BCP AND SJSTF

*Outstanding Female Vocalist: Gypsy, Bucks County Playhouse Student Theater Festival

*1st Place Overall Soloist: Access Broadway AC 2019

* Three Platinum Soloist Awards at Access Broadway AC 2019

* 2021 Young Entertainers Spotlight Awards: Best Scene, Best Large Ensemble, Best High School Solo, Best Middle School Solo, Best Middle School Monologue, Best High School Original Piece

Musical Theater Competition Troupe

Melanie is partnering with The Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts to direct a musical theater competition team for middle and high school students in NJ and PA. This is a weekly class that gives middle and high school theater students in the area the opportunity to compete at various regional competitions. Students will compete in both solo and ensemble performances this spring! Please check the center’s page for more information on auditions for next year's team and other exciting learning opportunities this year. LYCEUM HALL CENTER FOR THE ARTS     

 

2021 Competition Season Awards!
Congrats to our wonderful troupe!
Best Ensemble Vocals: High School Musical, Bucks County Playhouse Student Theater Festival
Best Female Vocalist: Sierra Steinberg, Bucks County Playhouse Student Theater Festival
Best Creative Spirit: 2021 Lyceum Studio Troupe Ensemble
2021 Young Entertainers Spotlight Awards:
Best Scene (The Audition Opening Scene)
Best Large Ensemble (When I Grow Up-Matilda)
Best High School Solo (Sierra Steinberg)
Best Middle School Solo (Adrienne Nicastro)
Best Middle School Monologue (Amelia Finley)
Best High School Original Piece (Quinn Leak)